When we first started talking about an island trip for our honeymoon, I knew I wanted to go to Santorini. The cliff-side picturesque photos of white and blue that I had seen in travel magazines stayed etched in memory for the longest time. But, we had 2 weeks to spare for the trip and hence started looking around in the area to see if we can cover more Greek islands than one. When looking at the map of the Mediterranean sea, we couldn't help but notice the biggest Greek island called Crete. The number of bewitching beaches and a starkly varied terrain was enough for us to decide to spend 10 days exploring this island and 4 days relaxing in Santorini.
We started off our trip on the island of Crete in Chania and this town had a great mix of old Venetian/Turkish buildings, churches, museums and craft shops, and add to it narrow shopping streets and waterfront restaurants/cafes.